Co-authored for the Heritage Foundation.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned on January 22. It would be beneficial if President Obama’s next Labor Secretary would do more to protect workers from union corruption. An Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit released last year finds that the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) is missing most violations of union financial disclosure requirements.
Then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D–MA) helped write the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) in the wake of major union corruption scandals.